I've visited the bridge a few times, and decided to post some photos here. The first group of photos I took back in early winter when I visited with my friend Hollis, while the second group I took a couple of weekends ago with Angela.
|Banpo Bridge runs directly over Jamsu Bridge. Together, they form a double-decker structure, allowing both cars and pedestrians to cross the Han.|
|Surrounding the banks of the river are some pretty parks where people exercise and admire the nearby scenery.|
|Over near the south bank are some floating islands, used to house various exhibitions and performances.|
|Crossing the river via Jamsil Bridge, which runs directly beneath Banpo Bridge.|
|A closer look at the floating islands, which Hollis and I decided to explore.|
|Move forward half a year, and people are gathering near the bridge on a warm spring evening. Soon the rainbow fountain show will begin.|
|The show takes place several times a day from April to October. We decided to watch an evening performance since the colours are more pronounced then.|
|The fountain moves in hundreds of different configurations, some of which evoke waving willow branches.|
|There was quite a big crowd gathering to watch.|
|We decided to cross Jamsu Bridge to see the fountains and lights from underneath.|
|Near the floating islands on the south bank.|
The Banpo Bridge fountain display is definitely worth adding to any Seoul sightseeing itinerary. If you'd like to find out performance times, check out Korea's official tourist site.